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Vanilla 2 - Disable Guests & Captcha

edited April 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I've used Vanilla 1 in the past for another small forum that was used by a group of colleagues.

This forum was set up quite awhile ago (probably almost a year) and when it was configure it so that Guests couldn't view the forum. I couldn't see this option in the new forum (do I have to apply a theme or something? My other forum has a theme but I don't think that is the issue?). I've tried to go into the Guest role and unticking everything, but that doesn't seem to do the same as disabling it. Essentially in my current Vanilla 1 forum when a person first accesses the site they are straight away prompted to log in (or register). It is this functionality that I can't seem to accomplish in Vanilla 2 at the moment.

Speaking of settings, my Vanilla 1 forum had many other settings that (the default) Vanilla 2 doesn't, such as disabling/enabling whispers, allowing members to change usernames, etc. Is there something else I need to do to enable all these options in Vanilla 2?

Also my old forum didn't have a captcha setting (it didn't need it, as the only people who found it were by me telling them). There doesn't seem to be a way to disable the captcha from Vanilla 2 unless you choose an option that requires you to handle the registrations yourself? I mean, I know you leave yourself open to bots and what-not, but I think it would be nice to have it an option to just turn it off in the default registration?

Anyway, I was hoping someone might be able to assist me with this. I cannot really move from Vanilla 1 to Vanilla 2 without at least trying to work out how to achieve the first issue if I can.


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    LincLinc Detroit Admin
    Private Community plugin:

    You can allow members to change their username by adding this to your config.php:
    $Configuration['Garden']['Profile']['EditUsernames'] = TRUE;

    I strongly recommend NOT disabling CAPTCHA, but it can be done by changing
    $Configuration['Garden']['Registration']['Method'] to 'Basic' in your config.php.

    Whispers are not available, but a new private messaging system called 'Conversations' is enabled by default. They decided this was a more easily-understandable paradigm for people.
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